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Energy Regulators Still Working to Increase Grid Resiliency and Reliability

Energy Regulators Still Working to Increase Grid Resiliency and Reliability

Federal energy regulators rejected a Trump administration plan to increase grid resiliency and reliability for corporations by subsidizing older coal and nuclear plants, saying it would deter investments in grid modernization.

EPA Will Entertain Full Climate Debate, Including Endangerment Finding

EPA Will Entertain Full Climate Debate, Including Endangerment Finding

Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt said that his agency will formulate the Clean Power Plan’s future in early 2018. And while Pruitt said that the agency would “replace” the proposal and not “repeal” it altogether, others are questioning his true intent.

Watchdog Study: Cost of Climate Change to US Businesses in the Billions

Watchdog Study: Cost of Climate Change to US Businesses in the Billions

The Government Accountability Office said this week that the federal government has spent $350 billion over the last decade on disaster assistance programs like wildfires, hurricanes and crop relief.

Corporations Are Weighing the Costs and Benefits of the Global Climate Accord

Corporations Are Weighing the Costs and Benefits of the Global Climate Accord

President Trump’s ambivalence about whether the United States should take an active part in the global climate talks is giving an opening to certain groups to potentially undermine the accord. That’s according to a new analysis from Corporate Accountability International.

Largest US Companies Pledge $140bn to Cut Carbon Footprint

Apple, Coca-Cola, Walmart and PepsiCo are among the 13 of the largest companies in the US that have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. The companies have announced a combined total of $140 billion in new low-carbon investments, in addition to ambitious, company-specific goals to cut emissions as … Read more »

American Electric Power Tops US Industrial Polluters Index

American Electric Power Tops US Industrial Polluters Index

American Electric Power, Duke Energy and Southern Company are the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases in the US, according to the Greenhouse 100 index, a new ranking of US polluters developed by researchers at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Each of the top three … Read more »

Beyond Energy Companies: Who are the Big Emitters?

Not surprisingly, the Greenhouse 100 index of the nation’s top greenhouse gas emitters – released yesterday by the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst – is dominated by utilities and oil and gas companies. So who are the outliers? The highest-emitting company not hailing from the … Read more »

Democrats Canvas Walmart, NFL, Apple on Climate Change Strategies

Congressional Democrats’ Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change has written to Google, the NBA, the NFL, Walmart, Wells Fargo, the Clinton Global Initiative and more than 300 other organizations to canvas their opinions on combating global warming. The letter, which was also sent to companies including Whole Foods, Target, Ford, … Read more »

Carbon Disclosure Project Reveals Global Top 10; Apple and Amazon Don’t Respond

Carbon Disclosure Project Reveals Global Top 10; Apple and Amazon Don’t Respond

Bayer and Nestle — both with perfect 100 disclosure scores and A performance ratings — top the Carbon Disclosure Project’s list of the world’s best companies in terms of climate change disclosure and performance. The 2012 CDP Global 500 Climate Change report, co-written by PricewaterhouseCoopers, found 81 percent of reporting … Read more »